A couple of years ago, I watched the movie, ‘Julie and Julia’. Julie Powell is an aspiring writer and is frustrated with her job at a call center. For once she wants to come out of her shell and do something she really enjoys. Thus, she embarks on a daring project – To cook all the 524 recipes listed in Julia Child’s cookbook, Mastering the art of French Cooking. She motivates herself by writing a blog about her daily progress. At some point, Julie’s and Julia’s lives are intertwined and she finds herself conquering her fears and inhibitions. I was learning to cook when I watched this movie. It inspired me to start a blog and my first blog post was a recipe for Chicken Sarka, a South Indian dish. I then went about reading few food blogs and the rest is history.
Some aeons ago, we asked our tribe what their first blog post was and if they remember the first blog they had read. You may blog for fun or business. But the first blog post is always remembered. Here’s a fun conversation!
What was your first Blog Post? A tête-à-tête with Write Tribers
Danny Simon: I think the first blog I’ve read was by Roshan Radhakrishnan. My first blog post, however, was about dealing with interruptions that came along in midst of doing other things.
Apeksha Rao: My first post was a bit of chick lit and my first read was a travel blog.
Aesha: I don’t clearly remember which was the first blog post I read. But I guess one of my friends has a food blog and maybe I read that first. My first post was about my doubts about parenting my daughter. The title was “Am I doing it right?“
Shilpa Garg: I read some celebrity blogs when a friend introduced me to blogging. My first post was written on May 1, 2009, it was about our trip to an International Border.
Damyanti Biswas: It sounds like a memorable first post, Shilpa. Mine had very humble and ridiculous beginnings. I can’t remember the first blog post I read, but the very first blog I followed was of an artist and a stage painter from Hollywood. He wrote wonderful prose, was, of course, a brilliant artist. We remained friends till last year when cancer snatched him from us. My first post was I think about first posts 😂. Must check. It was way back in 2008.
Anamika Agnihotri: My first post was about my struggle with potty training 3-year-old son. My 2nd and 3rd were also about same. I do not remember the first post I must have read. In addition, I would like to tell about the first blogger who came to read and comment on my 5th post. She was Damyanti Biswas 😊
Damyanti: Oh Anamika, I’m so touched you remember.
Shilpa Garg: Wow, Anamika. You remember your first commenter. How cool.
Vinay: The first blog I read was of my former best friend who got me into blogging. It was a post of random thoughts. He told me there wasn’t any topic needed. one can blog on even simple things. 😊 The first blog I followed might have been his too, or a group blog called The Writers Lounge. I don’t remember. 🤓 My first posts were poems. I think it might have been about dreams or nightmares. Was a popular theme back then. 😂
Geethica Mehra: I don’t exactly remember which post I read first. Maybe that wasn’t inspiring or worth remembering. My first post was again revolving around destiny only. But recently when I started again seriously, I deleted that one. That was too raw.
Shinjini: I don’t remember the first blog I read. I started my very first blog on dairyland with Amy bestie – it was to be like a diary where we would share our lives with one another – we were in different cities. Then came the entire craze about blogging – 2008/9 I guess? That’s when I started my blog. My first post was Hello World – LOL! Don’t remember the first blog I read, though.
Shalini R. Nair: My first blog was the recipe for Chicken Sarka. Nobody read and nobody commented. I think I read only food blogs back then.
Shilpa Garg: I can imagine and know the feeling. 🙂
Damyanti: I think you should post it again as throwback Thursday. I would like that recipe!
Shalini Nair: Haha. Sure, Damayanti. I will repost it soon.
Apeksha: Any fitness buffs here?
Shalini Nair: I admire Z for her transformation (had seen your ‘before and after’ pics on Instagram and willpower. It’s not easy to stick to a routine. I wish I could do at least a bit of what you do.
Vinay: I saw the before and after too. I pinged her to say Wowwwww.
Shilpa Garg: Yes, your weight loss journey is truly awe-inspiring, Zainab.
Apeksha Rao: Me too! Amazing discipline.
Zainab: Thank you very much. My first blog post to read was about how someone lost weight without going bonkers & eating all in moderation! My first post was on how I wanted to lose weight, run a 5K within 30 min & become a writer!
Kala Ravi: I don’t remember the first post I read but my first post was on pigeon menace in our urban jungle.
Reema D’souza: Hello everyone! I don’t remember the first blog post I read. But my first blog post was a poem which I had written in memory of my dad. Then somehow that blog got deleted. On the current blog, the first post is titled “Life slow down please” it is a letter to life.
Sunita Saldana: I can’t remember the first blog I read. My first blog post was called “The beginning” and was about why I decided to become an educator.
Vasantha Vivek: I don’t remember the first blog I read. But the first blog I followed and read a lot is Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen – my student Srividhya ‘s food blog. The first post on my blog was on Sep. 9 2014, a tamil poem (kavithai) about Tsunami.
Menaka : Good morning all. The first blog post I read was something about cooking. I wanted to learn how to make sambhar – and I searched it from Indus ladies – a forum I used to love. My first post was something related to DIY – I used to do a lot of crafts and paintings – I posted them regularly.
Lata Sunil: I don’t remember exact blog visited. But I think it was either ‘desitraveler’ or ‘thatandthisinmumbai’. I was totally in love with their blogs. I started mine 3 years ago. My first post was on a daily prompt from Wp called ‘Teacher‘. I have come a long way since.
Bhavya: Hi folks! I don’t remember the first blog I read. But my first blog post was some utterly heartbroken depressed monologue. I’m not proud of it, but hey that’s the path I walked to be where I am now. A significant turnaround in my blogging journey was when I had a comment on my blog from an Indian blogger (Till then I’d thought the internet didn’t have any Indian bloggers. It was during the AtoZChallenge when Sridevi left me a comment while I was writing a serial story. Returning her visit I chanced upon a plethora of Indian bloggers and wonderful communities on Facebook.
Sheetal Susan: Hey guys… How are you all? My first blog post I really don’t remember. But the first blog I read was Shilpa Garg’s blog. I love her flash fictions. She could just write about anything n 55 words.
Vinay: Me too
Shilpa Garg: OMG. That made my day, Sheethal. Was not aware of this. Thank you so much. 🙂
Lata Sunil: Shilpa Garg for me also was among the firsts. In a way, I discovered flash fiction through her
Reema: I love Shilpa’s 55 fictions! They are just amazing!
Payal Agarwal : Count me in. I love her 55 fiction too!👍
Shilpa Garg: Your feedback and appreciation mean a lot to me.
That’s all for now, folks! Do you know what was Write Tribe’s first post? It was about the importance of clear and simple writing in short sentences. You may want to take a look!
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